Thomas Höppner is a partner at Hausfeld in Berlin, specialising in EU and German competition law and intellectual property law. He is also working as a professor of law at Technical University Wildau. His research and practice cover the full range of contentious and non-contentious competition law matters, including related regulatory areas such as media, telecommunications or broadcasting. He has spearheaded complaints before the European Commission and taken competition claims before German courts, particularly in the context of an abuse of dominance and damage claims. Thomas has particular expertise in technology, media and network industries where he regularly advises clients in complex proceedings and litigations at the interface of competition law, sector-specific regulation, data protection and intellectual property law. Recent cases include representing several complainants in investigations relating to Amazon, Apple and Google at European and national levels, private enforcement of competition law claims to compulsory licenses as well as advising on regulatory reforms in the area of digital markets.
The French Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company €220 million for abuse of a dominant position through self-preferencing in the ad tech industry (Google AdX / Google DoubleClick for Publishers)Concurrences Bulletin, Thomas Höppner, Max Volmar and Phillipp Westerhoff, 7 June 2021, e-Competitions
Antitrust remedies in digital markets: Lessons for enforcement authorities from non-compliance with EU Google decisionsHausfeld Competition Bulletin, Thomas Höppner, Fall 2020
Data Exploiting as an Abuse of Dominance: The German Facebook DecisionThomas Hoppner, Hausfeld Competition Bulletin, Winter 2018-2019 Issue